Saturday, 16 September 2017

What Is MSG? Here is everything you need to know

MSG, which stands for monosodium glutamate, is the sodium salt of glutamic acid.

MSG is one of the most notorious ingredients in the United States. The Japanese ingredient, once commonly used in Chinese restaurants stateside, has been blamed for making people feel ill with symptoms ranging from headaches to asthma. (This reaction came to be known as Chinese Restaurant Syndrome.)

Many studies have been done to determine a relationship between the consumption of MSG and the symptoms that comprise the syndrome mentioned above, but they have failed to find a link.

Please read link #1.

Is This Silent Killer Lurking in Your Kitchen Cabinets

Dr. Russell Blaylock, a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of "Excitotoxins: The Taste that Kills." In it he explains that MSG is an excitotoxin, which means it overexcites your cells to the point of damage or death, causing brain damage to varying degrees -- and potentially even triggering or worsening learning disabilities, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, Lou Gehrig's disease and more."

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Why they cannot find the link between MSG and its side effects?

My 2 cents:

MSG is added in minute quantity to a lot of food. So when they test these food samples, they will pass the test because of its small quantity in each food sample.

But when small quantity of MSG is added to a lot of food that we eat everyday, the small amount becomes a big quantity in our  bodies. Hence, we will feel the side effects of MSG.

How to reduce the consumption of MSG?

East less processed food, more natural food or home cooked food.

Please read link #2.


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